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7/29 Minor League Summary;

Hmm to add more appearance to this website other then text. I'm going to add the "Jays Organizational Player of the Day" feature with the best picture of the prospect that I can find. I'll try to do something unique if I end up using all the pictures of that prospect.

Jays Organization Player of the day:
Nathan J Starner

Starner pitched out of Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania and was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He turned 23 earlier this year.

He pitched for Pulaski and Auburn as a reliever in '06 showing some wildness with almost a 15 K/9 and a 6 BB/9.
This year the Jays organization made him into a starter while moving him up. He was responded by sustaining almost a 10 K/9 rate and lowered his BB rate to 2.5 per 9 innings. However he has been hit around sporting a .290 BAA and a 1.33 WHIP. His BABIP in 93 IP was .390 earlier and he may be finally getting the bounces going his way.

You should all take a flyer on Nate Starner if you are interested in Blue Jays prospects. He's a lefty with a superb K rate and has overcome his wildness it seems. If he can control the hits against he will be excellent. He is someone who will be interesting to watch which is a long way from being an undrafted free agent in 2006.

Syracuse 3, Buffalo 1
The Chiefs mustered only 6 hits on the night with Adams having the only multi-hit night with 2. Adam Lind was 1 for 2 with a two run home run. He was taken out for a "defensive substitution" in the 6th. Lind shares the JotG with Mike MacDonald who pithed 5 innings with 1ER and 4Ks.

New Hampshire 10, New Britain 2
The FCats get revenge for the double-header sweep. They had a very balanced attack with 13 hits and only two of the extra-base variety. Picking the JotG is a tough one here. I'll give it to David Smith who was 3 for 4 with a walk but I could have chosen most of the lineup here.

Lansing 3, Clinton 0
This game belonged to Nate Starner. He gets the JotG pitching 7 shutout innings with 8Ks and only 3 hits given up. Starner has been very inconsistent in A ball lowering his ERA to 4.58 but he sports 9.9 K/9 and is a lefty. Kevin Nelson also added 3 hits.

State College 3, Auburn 2
JP Arencibia was 1 for with a walk. I can't honestly say I don't have a JotG. I'll give to a reliever which I rarely do. Nathan Melek pitched a solid 2.1 IP with 3Ks.